Course Title: Nature Champions Healthcare Provider Training
Project funding through the Florida Blue Foundation in cooperation with Tallahassee COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention Education).
Course Duration: 1-2 hours
Course Description: This training is designed for healthcare providers to offer research and resources to connect children and families with
nature for physical and mental health benefits.
In addition, healthcare provider offices will be encouraged to:
- Offer educational materials in waiting areas promoting outdoor activity
- Provide Nature Play Prescriptions for all appropriate clients
-Review the evidence surrounding health and activity levels of children, particularly as they pertain to natural environments
-Understand the benefits of outdoor play on children's physical and mental health
-Understand the role that natural environments have in improving outdoor physical activity for children
-Explore resources available to help your patients access the outdoors for health benefits